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Can gradually increased exercise reverse pain sensitivity in chronic pain ?

Can gradually increased exercise reverse pain sensitivity in chronic pain ?

Yes: From personal experience, yes. From observation of my patients, yes. Now you have hope. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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Can carvedilol cause exercise induced asthma?

Can carvedilol cause exercise induced asthma?

Theoretically yes bu: Non-selective beta blockers tend to worsen asthma and ideally should be avoided. However you will need to weigh the risk'/benefit ratio of getting another drug to control your hypertension. A more cardioselective beta blocker can usually be tolerated by those with asthma reducing the 1 sec airflow rate by about 8% but paradoxically making the airway more responsible to bronchodilator. ...Read more

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Could emphysema cause increased perspiration & muscle ache during exercise?

Could emphysema cause increased perspiration & muscle ache during exercise?

Possibly: If, during exercise, your oxygen level decreases to below 88%, it may be that the muscles are not getting enough oxygen to meet their demand, and thus, they begin to ache. So, i would check your oxygen levels - if possible - when this occurs during exercise. ...Read more

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What causes chest pain that's alleviated by exercise?

What causes chest pain that's alleviated by exercise?

Multiple things: Could be a problem with skin, nerves, muscle, shoulder, lung, heart, or stomach. See your doctor for a more thorough history, physical exam and further evaluation. If you sleep on your stomach you could have a neck strain that radiates pain to the chest or arm. Get checked out just to make sure. ...Read more

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What causes ear pain during exercise?

What causes ear pain during exercise?

Muscle pain: Temporomandibular disorders is a common cause of ear pain and in some cases exercise do tend to make symptoms worse. You should have a consult with a ENT physician or an orofacial pain dentist. ...Read more

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What could cause chest tightness and squeezing after but not during exercise? Isn't angina type pain typically during increased exertion?

What could cause chest tightness and squeezing after but not during exercise?  Isn't angina type pain typically during increased exertion?

Yes but: You're correct, however there are exceptions to every rule. If you're having chest tightness and squeezing, it could be an atypical form of angina, but could also be a type of asthma or muscle spasms. It would be best to talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Can no exercise cause knee pain?

Many causes: People can get knee pain whether they exercise regularly or not. Inflammation can set in with or without regular exercise. Cartilage can wear out from years of just normal walking. Many athletes who exercise all the time develop severe knee wear and tear, but exercise does keep the surrounding muscles strong which is a good thing. ...Read more

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Chest pain during exercise and some resting positions can be related to bradycardia?

Chest pain during exercise and some resting positions can be related to bradycardia?

C below: Nope. Bradycardia does not cause chest pain. If it is related to exercise, and depending on the quality, you might likely need further testing even though you are 21. A 21 year old should not be having chest pain when exercising. Describe it in more detail to give better answer ...Read more

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Can fibromyalgia lead to exercise (even mild ex) intolerance prolonged ex. Recovery time (~3 days) with muscle twitching ? No trigger points present.

Can fibromyalgia lead to exercise (even mild ex) intolerance  prolonged ex. Recovery time (~3 days) with muscle twitching ? No trigger points present.

Careful advancement: Aerobic excercize is important in control of fibromyalgia however increasing the duration and intensity too rapidly will flare it up do check with your doctor because there are many other things that can cause those symptoms. ...Read more

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Can massage or stretching exercise relief sciatica pain or it is contraindicated??

Can massage or stretching exercise relief sciatica pain or it is contraindicated??

Sure: Most times Massage/Stretching will help muscle pain due to the back pain. If it doesn't help enough, recommend seeing your doctor for a workup. ...Read more

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Can regular exercise and weight loss lower panic attacks ?

Can regular exercise and weight loss lower panic attacks ?

Good ideas: Regular exercise that's appropriate to your overall physical condition is good for anyone and might help prevent anxiety/panic from developing. Once there, it can help too but might need help from psychotherapy if the gym scares you. Weight loss (in folk who are above BMI 25) is also good and again may be easier if you 1st deal w/ issues and learn skills in therapy. Nice ideas! Good thinking! Best ...Read more

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Consistent right lung cramping with mild cardiovascular activity, i.E. 5 minutes on treadmill. Note: history of chronic rt. Scapulothoracic pain. Any thought?

Consistent right lung cramping with mild cardiovascular activity, i.E. 5 minutes on treadmill. Note: history of chronic rt. Scapulothoracic pain. Any thought?

?pinched nerves: If the discomfort is sharp, shooting and fleeting and increased by deep breaths or movement, the discomfort may be due to pinched nerves as they exit the vertebral area(from spurs or bulging disk). The pinching can also occur along a nerve between the ribs. I doubt that the discomfort is coming from the lung. I assume pertinent xrays have been done. ...Read more

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Can chronic myofascial pain on neck/face unilateral be cured if you exercise stretch muscles and watch posture?

Can chronic myofascial pain on neck/face unilateral be cured if you exercise stretch muscles and watch posture?

Exercise is importan: Exercise is important. You need a evalauiton with a rheuamtologist to see if this is fibromyalgia. Exercise, quality sleep and stress reduciton will help. You need to discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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What causes muscle aching after exercise?

What causes muscle aching after exercise?

Stress /remodeling: Exercise stresses muscles bones & joints, though it's usually an example of "good" stress. When we push ourselves more than the muscle is ready for, we cause microscopic tears in the muscle and micro-fractures in bones that the body then has to "fix". This is natural & makes muscles/bones stronger, but also sore. Warm up well, drink lots of water, and don't push too far or you risk a big tear. ...Read more

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Can exercise usually help low back pain?

Can exercise usually help low back pain?

Yes: Of all of the treatments touted to help low back pain, exercise has consistently shown to be one of, if not the best way to treat lower back pain. There is no one "right" exercise for all people with back pain. Studies have shown that people who do any kind of exercise to keep themselves physically fit tend to have lower rates of back pain than people who do not exercise regularly. ...Read more

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What causes a headache during cardio exercise?

What causes a headache during cardio exercise?

Not completely clear: But it has been hypothesized that exercise leads to intracranial(in the skull) blood vessel dilation may be the culprit, similar to the cause of headache pain with migraines. Realize there are "secondary" headaches that can be worsened with exercise that are very concerning like bleeding issues or aneurysms, though again, these are rare causes of exercise induced(worsened) headaches. ...Read more